The Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design

The Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design is designed to advance the skills of designers already working in the field but who need to strengthen, extend or replenish their creative and technical skills in Graphic Design. Participants in the Advanced Certificate must already have a degree in Graphic Design or a related field and will be required either to fulfill the pre-requisites for the courses through their prior degree coursework or submit to the coordinator a portfolio for consideration of pre-requisite waivers. As the graphic design industry encompasses a wider range of media, this certificate is meant to strengthen the skills in design and alternative media in order to improve a graduate's marketability in this fast-changing industry. Individual students can emphasize a specific area of Graphic Design by selecting elective courses that meet their goals.


  • ART.-112: Art Survey (or ART.-111, 116 or 110)
  • ART.-133: Basic Illustration
  • ART.-242: Corporate ID & Promo Design
  • ART.-243: Communication Design X Cultures
  • ART.-244: Publication Design for Print I
  • ART.-245: Publication Design for Web
  • ART.-246: Self-Promotion & Portfolio
  • ART.-248: Graphic Design Internship
  • Two Advanced GD Course Electives
  • Any approved Social Science course

Careers in Graphic Design

Graduates of our program have gone on to work in creative and technical areas for a variety of different industries including:

  • communications & marketing
  • magazine & newspaper design
  • advertising & promotional design
  • medical information design
  • sports promotional design
  • fashion catalog design
  • fashion graphics
  • website design
  • tv on-air graphics
  • video game design
  • web animation
  • comic book publishing
  • commercial printing
  • signage design
  • financial information design
  • education, teaching & service


James W. Shurter, Program Coordinator/Associate Professor of DesignOffice Phone: (810) 232-2075Visual Arts & Design Center, Room

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